A number of West Bromwich Albion fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on Slaven Bilic being nominated for February’s Championship Manager of the Month award.
The Baggies boss steered his side to 16 points last month, hitting the ground running with a 2-0 win over Luton at The Hawthorns.
West Brom then went to Millwall and won by the same scoreline before picking up all three points on the road again, this time in a 2-1 win at Reading.
A 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest ended West Brom’s winning run but Albion then ran riot at Bristol City in a 3-0 win before defeating Preston 2-0 in the West Midlands.
Sadly, February did end on a slightly low note with a 1-0 home loss to Wigan but Bilic’s overall impressive month saw him named in the four-man shortlist for the monthly accolade.
Bilic is up against Marcelo Bielsa of Leeds, Wigan’s Paul Cook and Scott Parker of Fulham for the award, with the winner announced on Friday.
Here is how some West Brom fans reacted to the EFL’s announcement – many notably nervous about the so-called curse the award brings with it:
Give it to Bielsa or Parker.
— Bomber’s Boots (@BombersBoots) March 12, 2020
Parker or bielsa please
— Theo (@TKPwba) March 12, 2020
Don’t win it
— Matt (@RxbsonKanu) March 12, 2020
Cursed. Someone else can have it
— Chris WBA クリスさん (@ichigo_200) March 12, 2020
Vote for Parker, I don’t want to risk it
— Paddy (@Paddy_WBA) March 12, 2020
No, no, no WE know Slav is manager of the month, but it’s bad luck if he wins it!!
— ℒ?????☕? (@BaggieBirdd66) March 12, 2020
The award of doom
— Lynda M Lynch (@Hammer50_WBA) March 12, 2020
West Brom are next in Championship action in Saturday’s early kickoff against Birmingham at The Hawthorns.